Change is Coming!
Belonging to a generation often called the millennials, we are well acquainted with the phrase — “Winter is coming” which is the motto of House Stark, a fictional family ruling the fictional land of Winterfell in the fictional world of A Song of Ice and Fire (a novel series by George R R Martin), better known by Game of Thrones, it’s television adaptation by HBO.
This iconic phrase popularized by Lord Eddard Stark, played by Sean Bean (May the gods both old and new rest the souls of all the characters played by Mr. Bean) speaks of constant vigilance and preparedness.
These words also emphasize on the inevitability of a coming winter and all the changes that come with it, both good and bad. In fact these words are less of a warning and more of a promise that shall be fulfilled eventually in its true sense. And it’s a promise that I’m writing about in this article.
A promise that stands truer with every passing second. A promise of change. Oh I’ll just say it — “Change is coming”. And yes I know I’m not being entirely original but there’s a purpose behind this madness. Change is as inevitable as the turn of time. It simply cannot be avoided or escaped.
But we are humans after all, the kings and queens of earth, the apex predators. How can we just submit to this phenomenon known as change. Just like our fore fathers and their forefathers before them, we choose to resist change, to fight it with all our might. And yet, we’ve failed, time and again as evident in the tales of history.
“The only thing constant in life is change”
Though in some rare moments of retrospection we do embrace it. And it’s not because the tides of change always wash away our weak resistance, but because with enough time and understanding we realize the implications of this change. We realize that the change we sought to fight is actually for our own benefit.
Sadly enough this realization doesn’t come unless it becomes the absolute need (of the hour), a necessity for our survival. By that time we’ve already spent much of our resources fighting the inevitable, instead of building upon the foundation of our own future.
The subject of my amusement is why do we, as a race, categorically vilify the very notion of change. What is it about change that touches all the wrong nerves in us?. In all my findings the answer to this, lies in the very definition of change in question.
“One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain”
It’s about finding the right perspective towards the subject of change, which when done right leads to not only a change in our lives but a change in us, in simpler terms it leads to our evolution (I beg of mercy from biologists), from “Human Beings to HUMANE Beings.”
The change that I speak of right now is for us to start caring about our fellow beings and the environment around us. This change I speak of is for us to finally give a Damn about things beyond our personal wants and needs. This change I speak of is for us to take up the mantle of responsibility and make our long-developing nation into a developed one.
Hence I implore you my fellow humans, prepare for a state of change. Embrace the future and evolve before time forces you to. Ride the wave of a social evolution with #Festive (A Socio-Tech Platform) and lead the humane by ushering them into an era of Social Growth and Responsibility.
As I’ve already promised you “Change is Coming.”
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